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Review of Existence by David Brin

If you are among those who have complained that there is insufficient hard science fiction, imagining a future that is a realistic extrapolation based on what we now think are genuine possibilities and genuine constraints, David Brin’s novel Existence may be what you have been longing for. The future of the internet and our interaction [Read More...]

Recipe for Disaster?

I’m in Lethbridge, Canada, and seem to have contracted some sort of gastrointestinal bug. I wouldn’t normally mention such things, but since it hit me last night at Jim Linville’s house, I wanted to deflect blame from him and the food he served. In other circumstances that might not be necessary, but given the incriminating [Read More...]

Trojan Horse Update

Doug Chaplin informed us that his blog Clayboy is closing down and he is moving elsewhere. He started things up on his new blog, journeys in a stranger land, by offering this punny reworking of a classic cautionary tale: The modern day Mycenaean cyber-warriors devised a cunning plan to get into Troy. They sent the [Read More...]


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